LATE WINTER/ EARLY SPRING (cont.)
Trees
Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia species)
Sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans)
Golden-rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Sweet bay (Magnolia virginiana)

Random-branching conifers
Arborvitae (Thuja species)
Cypress (Cupressus species)
Hemlock (Tsuga species)
Juniper (Juniperus species)
Southern yew (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
True cedar (Cedrus species)
Yew (Cephalotaxus and Taxus species)

LATE SPRING/ EARLY SUMMER
Prune spring-flowering plants immediately after their blossoms fade. Because they produce flowers only on old growth from the previous season, pruning soon after bloom will maximize flower production the next year. Pinch the candles on whorled-branching conifers when you see new growth.

Shrubs
Azalea (Rhododendron species)
Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Bridal wreath spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia)
Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Deutzia (Deutzia species)
Flowering quince (Chaenomeles species)
Forsythia (Forsythia species)
Japanese kerria (Kerria japonica)
Japanese pieris (Pieris japonica)
Mock orange (Philadelphus species)
Rhododendron (Rhododendron species)
Weigela (Weigela florida)

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